‘This is a very fine comic indeed’ – Black River by Josh Simmons

‘This is a book about survival, told with delicacy and weight. It is about human suffering, and one might be tempted to compare it with other post-apocalyptic fare such as The Road, or 28 Days Later, both of which share characteristics on display here, but this has a different feel. For one, it’s far weirder, and it also has a joke about Duck Tales. Cormac McCarthy never did that, did he?’ – Daniel Carpenter reviews Black River by Josh Simmons

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‘All lettuce wants is sex. And violence. Just like all plants. It wants to reproduce, and it wants to kill or damage its rivals so they don’t reproduce’ – The Seed Collectors by Scarlett Thomas

‘I’m fairly confident that The Seed Collectors will be the oddest mainstream book released this year. It demands a lot from the reader (at least a passing acquaintance with Vedic scriptures or the ideas behind Transcendental Meditation would probably help), and doesn’t make any concessions to commercialism. And yet somehow, from all of this, Scarlett Thomas has crafted something extraordinary and beautiful’ – Thom Cuell reviews the new Scarlett Thomas

Posted at 9:00 am on July 1, 2015 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

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